Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie. Mark Wanzel Photo

Making a difference

Recently, I was very pleased to deliver funding on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose that will make a difference to the health and s

Jay Skiffington, co-owner of CigVape in Orillia, Barrie and Angus, holds an electronic cigarette and liquid nicotine substance inside his Atherley Road store Tuesday. Orillia council is discussing the sale of electronic cigarettes in the city. (SARA CARSON/THE PACKET & TIMES)

City tackling e-cigs

Electronic cigarettes should be regulated by the provincial government, says the co-owner of CigVape in Orillia, Barrie and Angus.

Kirk Wood, of Delta, B.C., hits the driving range Tuesday afternoon at the Barrie Country Club, which is hosting the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament this week. Dallas resident Rob Couture has a one-stroke lead following the opening round. Couture shot a 2-under par 70 on Tuesday. IAN MCINROY/BARRIE EXAMINER

Couture leads Mid-Am

Dallas resident Rob Couture has a one-stroke lead following Day 1 of the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Tournament at the Barrie Country Club, Tuesday.

The Barrie Colts Larway Transportation minor atom 'A' team won the Richmond Hill Early Bird Tournament. SUBMITTED

Larway team riding high

The Barrie Colts Larway Transportation minor atom 'A' team won the Richmond Hill Early Bird Tournament by going 6-0.

Firefighters golden

The Barrie Fire Combat Team was honoured by city council Monday for its gold medal at the Toronto Honda Indy event this past July.

Matthew Spring, 21, stands outside of Barrie court, Tuesday, talking to his mother. He is now on trial for second-degree murder for stabbing a man in the neck with a broken golf club at a glow-in-the-dark mini putt in Barrie. He was 18 at the time. The victim, Bradley Hubbard, 42, died Aug. 13, 2011. Tracy McLaughlin Photo

'I think I am going to die'

Minutes after he was stabbed in the neck with a broken club at a mini-golf venue, Bradley Hubbard told witnesses, “I think I am going to die,” a jury

The damage was heavy at Couchiching Beach Park in Orillia following the Sept. 5 storm. (PACKET & TIMES FILE PHOTO)

Tree-replacement fund created

When Ray Merkley, Orillia’s director of parks, recreation and culture, learned the Sept. 5 storm downed many trees in Couchiching Beach Park...

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